Niverville High hosts first indoor grad

For the first time since they opened their doors Niverville High School filled their gymnasium with graduates and their loved ones for a convocation which looked more traditional than previous years.

Over 500 parents, supporters, division dignitaries and teachers filled the rows of seats to send off the 75 graduates of the class of 2022.

Since the school’s opening in fall 2019, regular graduation ceremonies have been altered due to COVID-19 restrictions. Last year, class of 2021 graduates marked the end of the high school careers in the school’s parking lot for a socially-distanced convocation. This year marked the first indoor convocation the school held.

Principal Kimberly Funk said the moment felt right. Strange, but right.

“It’s really exciting and so good to be here,” she said during her speech to graduates.

Funk sat off grads with some perspective on their years as pupils.

“You had recess, spares, you read picture books, which turned to novels, and now you’ve got to figure out how to navigate the world wide web,” she said.

“You have all changed so much, and from this moment forward it’s all going to change again.”

Valedictorian Jordan Buys sat off his classmates with some advice.

“You have the opportunity to build your life off the foundation and framing you have done within these walls. You will have the opportunity to be the change you want to see in this world—to push society forward, however that may be,” he said during his address.

“You are in control.”


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